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Procurement Assistant

Up to £26421 per annum
Hybrid working

Job description

If you are thinking about starting a career in public sector procurement or if you have recently joined the industry and are looking for a junior position where you can learn, grow and progress then this role is for you!

Morgan Hunt is supporting an organisation recruit for a Procurement Assistant based in Livingston. They are offering hybrid working with 3 days per week in the office, starting salary of £26,241 and enhanced benefits such as 35 days holidays and 22.8% employer contribution pension.

The role:

  • Working with partners throughout Scotland providing best practice procurement advice and guidance
  • Ensure compliance with public sector procurement legislation and provide guidance to colleagues, partners and appointed companies
  • Acquire and maintain a thorough knowledge of the procurement solutions offered and promote them to all types of stakeholders
  • Undertake regional tender evaluation activities
  • Develop and deliver best practice procurement training
  • Support the management of projects from registration through to formal contract award
  • Engaging with new suppliers
  • Assist in pre-tender engagement activities
  • Provide best practice procurement advice and guidance
  • Advice on procurement options through the framework
  • Support partners in direct award call offs providing an end to end call off service
  • Running call off mini competitions
  • Provide a clear audit trail for all procurement activity
  • Represent the organisation internal and external events such as 'Meet the Buyer events, product launches, workshops, Forums/Conference
  • Provide guidance and support to companies interested in being appointed to our procurement solutions
  • Participate in team briefings at locations throughout the UK as required by the Group Director
  • Participate in monthly team meetings, including preparing presentations to provide updates as required

The requirements:

  • A good understanding or awareness of Public Sector Procurement including the practices, rules and regulation
  • Knowledge of public sector procurement regulations in Scotland
  • Experience of undertaking regulated procurement of goods and/or services on behalf of a public sector organisation
  • Knowledge of Microsoft BI and/or SAGE CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems
  • Problem solver
  • Resourceful
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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